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Managing 3 - the Integration Challenge, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
The Managing 3 - the Integration Challenge programme offered by The Open University UK is designed to be studied after completing B(ZX)628 and B(ZX)629, or may be studied at the same time as one of these modules.


This Managing 3 - the Integration Challenge programme offered by The Open University UK has three aims:

  • to integrate organisational, people, marketing and financial based perspectives of the managerial role
  • to practice key management skills and techniques with others
  • to develop and examine the ability to understand and tackle complex and integrated management problems.

The specific learning outcomes for students are to:

  • consolidate key learning points from earlier functional-based study of management, e.g. Managing 1: organisations and people and Managing 2: marketing and finance
  • integrate the different functional views of management
  • apply managerial problem-solving approaches to ‘holistic’ work situations
  • share and to learn how to critique different problem solutions and different approaches to problem solving
  • further develop interpersonal and other skills that require interactive learning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    10 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

The overall shape of the module is as follows:

  • Part (A) preparation (months 1 - 4)

A range of optional individual study and online activities aimed at consolidating previous learning, integration of concepts and preparation for the later parts of study.

  • Part (B) online school (early - mid month 5)

A compulsory online school focusing on the integration of management disciplines and problem-based decision-making.

  • Part (C) revision (months 5 - 6)

Post-school review and reflective activities, followed by revision and examination preparation using a pre-issued case study.

  • Part (D) examination (month 6)

A three-hour exam based on the pre-issued case.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This module has been designed for those who have successfully studied or are studying the two 30-credit modules B628/BZX628 and B629/BZX629 in order to achieve the Professional Certificate in Management (If you take and pass this module without successfully completing the other course components of the certificate you will be awarded a pass mark and ten credits but not the Professional Certificate in Management). 
  • This module may be studied alongside the second of the two 30-credit modules above, although there will be some periods of study overlap.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    488 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 488 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    488 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 488 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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